Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager, Special Situations Group, Oaktree Capital
Mr. Wilson is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of the Special Situations Group. He is responsible for management of the strategy and all of its investing activities. Mr. Wilson leads Oaktree’s investing efforts in the consumer sector where he is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and executing transactions as well as monitoring portfolio companies in the food and beverage, retail/restaurant and consumer products sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2007, Mr. Wilson worked at H.I.G. Capital, LLC, where he was a founding member of Bayside Capital, Inc., a firm focused on special situations and credit-oriented investments. Previously, he worked at J.H. Whitney & Co., in its middle market buyout group. Mr. Wilson began his career in the Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co. He currently serves as Chairman of Agro Merchants Group, LLC and Quiksilver, Inc.; and on the boards of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. and Glam Squad, Inc. Mr. Wilson previously served on the boards of Billabong International Ltd.; Diamond Foods, Inc. and the Bridge Direct, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Chadwick School. Mr. Wilson earned a B.A. degree with distinction in economics and history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.